Sunday, August 31, 2008
Have you ever picked up a hooker? I have. No, it's not what you think. I think. I was given a single ticket to see Dire Straights in concert. In case you are under 40 they did "Money For Nothin". Call me I'll sing it for you. Any way, since I was going solo, I parked kinda far away to avoid parking fees. Enjoyed the concert, left, walked to my car and drove away. With music still pounding in my head, and my ears still ringing, I pull up to the stop light. Downtown, MLK, in a VW Baja. The light is red and two girls, not just one, walk up to the corner. Mr. happy go lucky, (me) sees them, they look at me, I look at them, I look at the light, it's red. Here's where it gets weird. Since the light is red, and they are looking at me like I'm gunna jump the curb and run them down, I motion them to "go ahead, cross the road." They saw this as "something else." They run to my passenger door, which is unlocked and start climbing in. I am trying to stop them but they don't pay any attention, small car and all. The light has turned green, and the car behind me is now honking, furiously. I drop the clutch and drive away, with two girls, one in the front and one in the back. Propositions are made. Many thought are now racing through my head. Number one is I'm going to jail. Number two is I'm going to lose my car. I loved that car. I put my blood into that car. Number 3, how do I get rid of these two? In that order. Keep in mind where my spouse works. Oh yeah, she dispatches for 911. Can't you just imagine my phone call to her following the police calling her at 911 dispatch saying "we have your husband on prostitution charges!!" "Honey? Can you come get me out of jail? I can explain everything..." So, long story short, I pulled into a fast food place two blocks down and simply said "out of the car, now!" They got out and I drove away. What's the lesson to be learned here? PAY-TO-PARK. Or is it lock your doors? Or don't talk to strangers? No pictures, no video. Whatever, it was a great show....Money for nuthin' get your chicks for free.